ORBIS to showcase industry-leading packaging innovations at MODEX 2024

Display will include new automation technologies and storage solutions from ORBIS partners

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — February 15, 2024 — Supply chain leaders and executives attending MODEX 2024 this March will have the opportunity to see the latest in sustainably produced packaging products and automated packaging technologies, all courtesy of ORBIS Corporation, an international leader in reusable plastic packaging.

“At ORBIS, we’re immensely proud of our ongoing contributions to a more efficient and sustainable supply chain,” says Lynn Hediger, vice-president of product management. “Our reusable totes and pallets improve the flow of product in today’s automated systems and the overall supply chain. We design products to interface seamlessly in automated systems to drive repeatable performance and system uptime. We believe the relationships we’ve forged in this space are a testament to the strength of our vision for supply chain sustainability, and we’re proud to display our products with those of other industry leaders.”

In addition to the latest sustainable packaging products from ORBIS, visitors to the ORBIS booth will have the opportunity to see products in-action from partner manufacturers, including:

Agilox. AGILOX is a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) that provide highly innovative material handling solutions. The company’s mission is to revolutionize the world of AMRs with their robots focusing on ease of use and scalability, allowing users to seamlessly integrate new AMRs and adjust workflows. The robots move their loads autonomously by navigating warehouses while optimizing routes in real-time, offering unique advantages over centralized systems. All components are developed in-house. Established in Austria in 2009, AGILOX has a global presence, serving customers in Europe, North America, and Asia, with the US head-office located in Atlanta, GA. AGILOX will demo its Autonomous Mobile Robots at this year’s MODEX 2024 in Atlanta (AGILOX Booth C7492 & Orbis Booth B2809). Visitors will get a chance to see the AMRs interfacing with ORBIS’ new 40 x 48 Odyssey Pallet and learn more about the unique advantages of the AGILOX technology: precise navigation, movement in tight spaces, stacking, and certified safety features. Please visit Agilox to learn more.

Black-I Robotics. Black-I Robotics’ revolutionary Fullscope mobile heavy lift robotic arm, riding atop an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR), helps resolve the logistics industry’s most severe problem, worker scarcity. The system offsets up to five workers per 24-hour shift, while its hot swap battery function enables the unit to operate 24×7. The robot features a range of patented and proprietary technology, including an AI-based vision system featuring multiple 2D and 3D cameras that live stream an optimum path to storage spaces, securely and safely picking and placing totes and bins. The robotic arm, capable of lifting up to 100 pounds, twice the capacity of other heavy lift arms, will be displayed with an AMR handling ORBIS AROS® totes. AROS totes are reusable, recyclable, and designed specifically for automated storage systems. The uniformity that ORBIS’ reusable containers offers makes the process faster and more accurate. Please visit Black-I Robotics to learn more.

Combi Packaging Systems. As a premier manufacturer of automated packaging solutions, Combi offers custom-designed robotic packaging and palletizing systems, case packers, and more. Combi equipment will be displayed with ORBIS PlastiCorr® reusable corrugated boxes. PlastiCorr is the first reusable brown box replacement and features all-plastic construction for water and moisture resistance, box durability, and merchandise protection. ORBIS PlastiCorr boxes will run through the automated Combi 2-EZ HS 20 Case Erector and associated equipment, the TBS-100 Case Sealer and EZ-PZ 8 Palletizer. These cases will be erected, taped and palletized, with a co-bot, on this automated system. Combi is a worldwide provider of industrial packaging systems. Combi engineers and manufactures case erectors, tray formers, case sealers, case packers, robotic packaging systems and ergonomic hand-packing stations. Visit https://www.combi.com/ to learn more.

Steel King Industries. Reusable Odyssey pallets in drive-through Steel King racking. Our Odyssey line of pallets hold up to 2,800 lbs loads and travel 400+ trips in the supply chain. Steel King Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer racks that improve operational efficiency in a variety of environments including manufacturing, assembly, distribution centers, storage facilities, and warehouses. Steel King is the nation’s only single-source manufacturer of pallet racks, drive in rack, flow rack, pushback rack, pick modules, mezzanines/work platforms, cantilever racks, portable racks, industrial containers, custom shipping racks, and industrial safety guard railing. Visit Steel King at MODEX Booth B4824. Visit Steel King to learn more.

In addition, visitors to the ORBIS booth at MODEX will have the chance to see other innovative products from ORBIS. ORBIS XpressPickup® system designed especially for buy-online/pick-up in-store applications. This innovative tote design features enhanced dolly and cart capabilities, and can help streamline the picking, staging, and delivery of curbside orders. ORBIS will also feature its OPTEBulk sleevepack system for warehousing and storage, metal racks for automotive part packaging and its Bulkpak containers for part shipments. “The supply chain and its associated industries are evolving as quickly as any other industries today,” continues Hediger. “We’re looking forward to being at MODEX, speaking with customers, and showing off some of the most exciting innovations in packaging and automation technologies.”

ORBIS will also be presenting two on-floor seminar options:

Tue. Mar. 12 | 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM — Managing Your Reusable Pallet Program to Accelerate Efficiencies

Wed. Mar. 13 | 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM — Maximizing Success when Implementing Reusable Totes and Pallets

The MODEX show “brings the entire supply chain ecosystem together to showcase…supply chain solutions from over 1,100 of the leading providers” and boasts attendance of over 45,000. The event runs March 11-14, 2024, at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.